Welcome to the North Central Region

About Us

North Central RegionWe are the North Central Region Water Network – a 12-state collaboration between Extension water resource professionals and university, federal, state, NGO and industry partners. We are new in structure, but built upon decades of USDA-funded water programming in the Great Lakes and Heartland regions, and North and South Dakota. Our relationships are anchored by a core team of Extension-based state water representatives and Extension Directors throughout the region.

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The Current Webinar Series

The Current webinar series is our way of connecting you with our network and water outreach, research and collaboration efforts across the North Central Region. These speed networking events are designed for university and Extension professionals - and won’t take up too much real estate on your crowded calendar.

Next Webinar:

Soil Health: What Do We Know, What Can We Do? – September 17, 2-3 pm CT

  • Naeem Kalwar, North Dakota State University – Soil Salinity and Sodicity Impacts to Soil Health
  • Dr. Dave Franzen, North Dakota State University – Soil Erosion and its Effects on Soil Health
  • Chris Augustin, North Dakota State University – Cover Crops for Healthy Soils
  • Kevin Erb, UW-Extension and Christina Curell, Michigan State University – Soil Health: Making Agriculture more resilient in an era of Climate Variability

Information and registration

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